Corley Services
Corley services
Corley Services is located in Warwickshire
Corley Services
Corley Services
Location in Warwickshire, England
Corley Services is located in UK motorways
Corley Services
Corley Services
Location on the UK motorway network
Coordinates:52°28′20″N 1°32′53″W / 52.472240°N 1.548005°W / 52.472240; -1.548005
OperatorWelcome Break
Date opened17 January 1972[1]
WebsiteWelcome Break

Corley services is a motorway service station between junctions 3 and 3A of the M6 motorway in the county of Warwickshire, England. It is close to the village of Corley, with the nearest city being Coventry several miles to the south, with Birmingham being situated slightly further to the west. A footbridge, made of concrete but now clad in green fibreglass panelling, spans the motorway to link services on both sides.


Forte was awarded the £500,000 contract on 29 May 1969, to open in late 1971.[2] It is situated on the Ansty to Coleshill section of the M6, which opened on 1 July 1971.[3] The site would have room for 400 cars, 150 lorries, and 24 coaches.[4]

The northbound side opened on Monday 17 January 1972 (six months after the section of motorway it serves) and was originally operated by Forte.[5] Malcolm Standadge was the general manager. The southbound side would open possibly by late March 1972, when the M6 was fully open.[6]

It is currently operated by Welcome Break and receives approximately 2 million visitors per year.


There was mining subsidence from Coventry Colliery in May 1975, which closed the northbound site.[7]

In December 2003, Corley became the first motorway service station to have a permanent Police Community Support Officer, jointly funded by Welcome Break and Warwickshire Police.[8]


  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia – Chronology – Retrieved 16 February 2009
  2. ^ Coventry Evening Telegraph Thursday 29 May 1969, page 1
  3. ^ Coventry Evening Telegraph Wednesday 30 June 1971, page 6
  4. ^ Coventry Evening Telegraph Wednesday 15 December 1971, page 11
  5. ^ Coventry Evening Telegraph Monday 10 January 1972, page 39
  6. ^ Coventry Evening Telegraph Wednesday 9 February 1972, page 7
  7. ^ Times Friday May 30 1975, page 2
  8. ^ "Warwickshire Police".[dead link]

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